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Podsumowanie Tygodnia 30.12.2014 - 5.01.2014

Man named Jack Daniels naturally names newborn son Jim Beam

Some babies are just too bold for a normal name. A man named Jack Daniels Leathers and his wife, Lydia Leathers of Gray, Louisiana, have named their newborn son Jim Beam, continuing the tradition of naming their family's very classy tradition of naming their children after American alcohol.

Twitter Grew 25% in #Brazil in 2014

Twitter hasn't had the best of years but there's one country where it has performed notably well, and that's Brazil. Twitter's user base grew 25.6 percent in Brazil in 2014, which was the best growth rate in the country since 2010. At the end of 2013 Brazil had an estimated 4.3 percent of Twitter's user base .

Glowing Hobbit sword helps you find unsecured Wi-Fi

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies hit theaters earlier this month, capping off the trilogy of films based on J.R.R Tolkein's book of the same name. For anyone still unfamiliar with the series, Bilbo Baggins, the trilogy's pint-sized protagonist, wields an appropriately diminutive sword called Sting that glows blue when Orcs are nearby, giving him advanced warning if things are about to get hairy.

Twitter comes under fire for new ad campaign

Leave it to Captain Kirk to stir up trouble. Star Trek actor William Shatner took to Twitter today to complain about - well, Twitter. Their latest advertising move has ruffled some feathers, where the micro-blogging platform is essentially selling your friendship. By putting promoted accounts in your 'Following' list, Twitter is taking an interesting trip down a dark path.

Belvedere ad banned for suggesting alcohol leads to a better night out

The ad, which must not appear again in its current form, featured a group of friends at a party who "appeared to be posing for a group photo and in high spirits". The image was accompanied by a strapline that said "There's a night out. And there's a night out.

New McDonald's Mobile Beacons Drive McChicken, McNugget Sales

Stay Connected with Us! Follow TechnoBuffalo McDonald's recently partnered with a company named Piper to deploy beacons across several test restaurants for four weeks. The beacons automatically allowed users of the restaurant's Android and iOS apps to receive coupons, alerts and more, if they were in close proximity to a McDonald's location and accepted the beacons.

The 8 best ads you didn't see this year

What do cops and robbers, food porn, high-flying granddaughters, 1970s American TV actors and Motown classics have in common? Not much, except that they're all featured in the best global advertising you didn't see this past year. Mashable compiled a top-seven list of catchy, witty, beautiful, memorable international ads here.

Awesome Things Brands Did On Social In 2014

As the year comes to an end, let's forget what went wrong, what could have been done better and what made our jobs harder. Instead, let's focus on what was awesome, on the campaigns that got us excited, on the videos that we loved and we shared and on the innovation which will always be...

Help Mark Zuckerberg decide what his 2015 personal challenge will be

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolutions are pretty legendary. The Facebook founder and chief executive is famous for setting himself a "personal challenge" every year, from only eating meat from animals he's killed himself in 2011 to wearing a tie every day in 2009.

Sony giving PS Plus subscription extensions, 10 percent discount over PSN outage

Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers who were impacted by the PlayStation Network's downtime this Christmas an extension to their subscriptions, Sony Entertainment Network VP Eric Lempel said on the PlayStation Blog today. The company will also give all PSN users a one-time use 10 percent discount on a PlayStation Store purchase.

The Pirate Bay Could Return On February 1

Illegal file-sharing site The Pirate Bay could come back online on Feb. 1, based on a countdown clock that suddenly appeared on the site's holding page, Torrent Freak reports. The Pirate Bay, the world's largest file-sharing site, has been offline since police in Stockholm raided a web hosting company on Dec.

TV's Twitter MVPs of 2014

It's been a great year for TV lovers on Twitter. This year more than ever, die-hard TV fans who help their favorite shows RT and favorite their way into trending topics have seen networks embrace the hunger for interaction and deliver closer connections to the programs they love.

Ronaldo named world's most marketable footballer

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are undeniably the greatest footballers of our time, a notion that may be reflected in today's FIFA Ballon d'Or nominee announcement. However, it's Ronaldo, the current holder of the FIFA title, who has also been named the most marketable football player in the world.

Oto moc polskiego YouTube'a. 18-letni ReZigiusz w dwa dni zebrał 138 tys. zł dla szpitala dziecięcego

ReZigiusz, czyli jeden z najpopularniejszych grających polskich youtuberów postanowił, że całą kwotę, którą zarobi ze sprzedaży swoich kubków, bluz i koszulek z 31 grudnia przekaże na rzecz Wojewódzkiego Szpitala Rehabilitacyjnego dla Dzieci w Jastrzębiu-Zdroju. Chciał uzbierać 5 tysięcy, już 15 byłoby dla niego wielkim sukcesem, a ostatecznie wynik wyniósł ponad 138 tysięcy złotych.

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution: Read more books - with a few million of his friends

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution for 2013 was to get face time with more new people. This year, his resolution is to spend more time with books. The Facebook cofounder and CEO revealed in a post on the social network Friday night that he has decided to challenge himself to read a new book every other week this year, "with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies."

Snapchat's $10B value proves ephemeral messaging is here to stay

One of the enduring truisms when it comes to the tech sector is that valuations often get pumped up by pockets of bubble-style enthusiasm, which means we should be careful when making statements like "Snapchat is worth $10 billion" because of a single round of financing.

A big year ahead for Promoted Pins

At Pinterest, our mission is to help people discover things they love and do those things in real life. Millions of people use Pinterest every day to save the inspiration and things they need to carry out plans and pursue their interests.